Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl)
10th century; volume 3; ed. R. D. Fulk;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
No work by Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl) survives, aside from this helmingr. He was an Icelander and a fierce opponent of Christianity who was killed in 999 at the instigation of the missionary Þangbrandr for composing scurrilous verses about him (see Njáls saga, ÍF 12, 260-1 and Hkr, ÍF 26, 320). According to Landnámabók (Ldn, ÍF 1, Genealogy XXVIII), he was a great-grandson of the famous settler Ketill hœngr ‘Salmon’, and his father lived in Hválhreppur near Fljótshlíð in Rangárvallasýsla. Vetrliði and his son Ari were killed by Þangbrandr and Guðleifr Arason of Reykjahólar when they were cutting turf (ÍF 1, 348 and n. 4; ÍF 12, 260; ÓT 1958-2000, II, 157). See also Anon (Kristni) 2IV and Note to [All] there.
R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Vetrliði Sumarliðason, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 425. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1498> (accessed 22 January 2022)
Skj: Vetrliði Sumarliðason: Lausavísa, eller af et digt om Tor? (AI, 135, BI, 127); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Skm, SnE
SkP info: III, 425
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R - 22r/16-22r/17|
Leɢi brꜹtz þv leiknar limþir þrival | da steypþir stalkeði stettv of gialp dꜹþa .
Tx - 22v/2-22v/3
Leggi brauzto leicnar lamdir þri- | ualda steupdir starcadi stetto of gialp dauda .
W - 47/26-47/27
Leggi | brauztv leiknar lamðir þrivallda stæyptir starkeþi stettv of gialf dauða .
U - 27v/28-28r/1
Leɢi bavztv þv leiknar lamþir | þrivallda . steyptir starkaþe . stettv vm gialf davþa .